Reading the swarm of comments over on Oleg's blog, it seems a lot of military folks, those with real experience, favor keeping people disarmed in barracks and around the base;
Joe, naturally, explained why that's totally ridiculous. One of the commenters suggested perhaps it's the higher level military brass who said this.
Here's my comment, which for some reason I was not able to leave over there.
Of course they do, Joe, because they're not biased gun enthusiasts who refuse to open their eyes to obvious realities. I don't think it was the "military leadership" who were saying this either. These are normal reasonable guys who don't have an agenda like the pro-gun folks do.
What do you think? Don't soldiers and marines on base engage in a bit or rough-housing, don't they play pranks on each other, doesn't it often go too far? Then of course you've got the beer-driven brawls. Aren't young military guys known for this? How could the suggestion of gun free bases stateside be met with anything but acceptance?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.